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A REVIEW ON ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AND IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL

Abstract

Lincy Joseph, Mathew George, and Elsa Ajit George

Iron has an important role in cognitive, behavioral, and motor development. Iron deficiency causes abnormal dopaminergic neurotransmission and may contribute to behavioral disorders. Different types of psychiatric disorders are present in the Indian population. Bipolar disorder, unipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorder are some of them. As there are only few studies in Indian literature regarding the association between iron deficiency anaemia and psychiatric disorders, the present review is undertaken. This review is designed to investigate the correlation of iron deficiency anaemia and psychiatric disorders and thus to find out the influence of iron deficiency anaemia in psychiatric disorders. The review shown that there exists a correlation between psychiatric disorders and iron deficiency anaemia.

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